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The Creator is a Force revealed in connection (mutual guarantee) of broken parts of creation. On all levels of spiritual nature we reveal the degree of mutual guarantee or its lack. We live and feel inside this. The broken parts must only implement mutual guarantee between them.
The Torah is founded upon the principle of mutual guarantee, explaining how parts must interconnect to reach balance with the general Force of nature called “Creator”—the force of universal connection of all parts of the universe in mutual harmony and mutual balance.
I go through ascents and descents.
If I lack forces from the group, I want to connect to it better—so I turn to the Creator for help with mutual guarantee.
If I aim at the Creator, I turn to the friends, receive forces from them and realization of His importance—and turn to Him.
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The nation of Israel can change not only its own fate, but the fate of the whole world. By changing our relationships from hate to brotherly love, we’ll reach spiritual ascension that Kabbalah talks about. By that we will evoke positive changes in the world.
One who goes by faith above reason, above him, becomes wiser since his perception expands.
One who goes below reason, without analyzing his perception, remains with nothing but memories.
We must give each friend the feeling of mutual guarantee, in which all worries are extinguished.
Creator (Boreh) means come and see (Bo-Reh). I can see Him in my new feeling and reason, which I form according to qualities of bestowal that are opposite to me. That’s how faith above reason—the Creator’s qualities—is built above my ego.
From Twitter, 11/6/18
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“The only thing that I regret is that I killed two [cops] … I wish I killed more of those …” said illegal immigrant Luis Bracamontes with a diabolical grin on his face. Then came the title, “Who Else Would Democrats Let In?” to end the video posted by President Trump on his Twitter profile.
The immigration crisis is deepening social polarization in the U.S., fanning the flames of public discourse and dividing America into two very distinct camps: Either you are “in favor of immigrants” or you are “in favor of America.” In political terms, you either belong to the Trump camp or you belong to any other camp.
But how did the immigrants steal all the limelight? Why did this particular issue manage to split the U.S. so deeply?
What is happening in the world’s greatest superpower is an inseparable part of a process that is taking place the world over. To better understand it, let us sail over to Europe, where the immigration crisis is far more evolved.
When a German family sends their children to a mixed school together with children of immigrants, when cafes, public transport, and cinemas are crowded with people of foreign cultures, they ask themselves: Is this the desired outcome from the European Union? Is this what we anticipated from Europe’s common market project?
The answer — to many families and individuals, whether they’re in Germany, Britain, Czech Republic, Portugal, or other EU countries — is increasingly no. Europeans are developing an antagonistic reaction to the new reality they are waking up to every day.
In addition, the open border policy set forth by Angela Merkel and other EU leaders brought swarms of Muslim immigrants who necessitate a new agenda in European countries. Issues such as wearing burkas for women, permitting alcohol and pork at festivals, and separation between men and women have suddenly become a part of European life.
Some 30 years after the European Union was established, Europeans are beginning to feel disillusioned and threatened. Their long history, their glorious culture, their common heritage, all seem to lose their status and slip through their fingers. Hence their growing need to protect their unique identity, their European “I.”
In political terms, the result is isolationism, nationalism, and traction of right-wing politics in various shapes and sizes. Thus, it is no wonder that Europe is anxiously looking at the midterm elections in the U.S., trying to decipher whether Trumpism is a passing fad or only the beginning of the next political era.
The answer to this requires a broader view: human society is developing across the globe towards an integral connection, and it happens through a cyclical movement of “contraction” and “expansion,” similar to a breathing process.
The end of the twentieth century and the beginning of the twenty-first century led to an unprecedented process of “expansion,” expressed through the globalization of trade and commerce, the opening of borders, the internet turning the world into a small global village, the establishment of new international institutions and other intricate links and dependencies woven across the globe.
In the last few years, however, we are witnessing a growing process of “contraction”: Britain’s Brexit, the growing strength and relevance of various right-wing movements, and the meteoric rise of Trump, which is motivating and inspiring other leaders around the world. Just a few days ago, the populist Brazilian leader Jair Bolsonaro earned the nickname the “Trump of the Tropics.”
Expansion and contraction, connection and separation, cosmopolitanism and nationalism, are natural cycles. They are two opposing processes that complement human development. Like two legs for walking.
What’s important to understand is that the demand for a unique sense of identity in every person and every nation will not disappear from the world. And yet, the global interdependence that has been woven will only grow stronger and we will not be able to escape it. Therefore, human society is moving toward an inevitable, fundamental change that is far beyond politics.
Humanity’s good future involves a fundamental development in human perception: each individual person or nation will maintain their unique identity without suppressing it in any manner, and yet act to realize it for the common good. It is an evolutionary phase that requires development beyond the egoistic nature of man. Therefore, prior to discussing the integration of nations, the opening of borders, the creation of common markets and global agreements, we must nurture a higher level of human connection.
Communist Russia has already demonstrated to us in the last century that even with an aggressive regime it is impossible to tie human beings together and force them to live a cooperative life. Kabbalist “Baal HaSulam” describes this in his article “The Peace”: “… anyone can see how a large society such as the state of Russia, with hundreds of millions in population, more land than the whole of Europe, and which has already agreed to lead communal life … And yet, go and see what has become of them: instead of rising and exceeding the achievements of the capitalist countries, they have sunk ever lower.”
Back to the midterm elections in the United States: Whether the Trump camp will be strengthened or weakened, the contraction movement will continue by nature until it fulfills its evolutionary purpose. It is what our time calls for, in order to balance human development.
Humanity — and not just America — needs to realize that the correct integration between cultures and the beneficial opening of borders will only occur when we rise to a new level of human awareness. Nature is teaching us an important lesson with every passing day: Only by cultivating human connection — above and without eliminating all our differences — can we build a solid foundation for a healthy reorganization of human society.
Then, every person and every nation can maintain their uniqueness and even leverage it for the benefit of the world.
Why can’t we know the spiritual path in advance and move along it just like in corporeality, by acquiring strength, knowledge, and intellect? This is how it works in science and in any material matter—everywhere except in the spiritual. Spirituality requires of us to perform an action before we understand it and even before we are able to perform it.
That is, we do not have the power to unite, but we try to do it; we have no power to understand the action, and we still act as if we understand. Only in this way is advancement possible.
It is a huge difficulty that in the absence of strength, reason, understanding, and any sensation of spiritual action, we still have to realize it. This is a serious obstacle. Any instruction given by a teacher or written in a Kabbalistic book until it is perceived in our current senses, does not correspond to our understanding and power, and therefore, we cannot perform anything.
But we do not need to perform anything; our task is only to try to perform, to become convinced of our inability, to accumulate desires, and with these desires turn to the Creator and ask Him for strength, understanding, and feeling. More specifically, we ask Him to help us perform the action. I do not ask for anything more than the ability to perform what is placed on me.
The problem is that one has to go against one’s mind and heart, above reason and feeling. I feel rejection from my friends, but I must unite with them. In my mind I understand that I should do the exact opposite of what the teacher is talking about, but at the same time, I am ready to follow his instructions like a small child who instinctively obeys his parents.
This is called faith above reason. The difference between corporeality and spirituality is that in spirituality we have absolutely no opportunity to be guided by our own mind and sensations. On the contrary, you need to rejoice in going above reason and feelings. After all, if you act according to reason and feelings, agreeing with your mind and heart, it will be a material action from which nothing spiritual will ever grow.
Let’s try to understand this unique principle. Baal HaSulam wrote: “There is a difference between corporeality and spirituality: in corporeality, the force precedes the act, as it is written, ‘before they call, I will answer.’” That is, we act according to logic, mind, feelings, and understanding. And if we do not understand, we do not act. It is “arranged according to the end of correction, where nothing is done before they have the strength to do it.”
This will happen at the end of correction because our Kelim will be ready to accept everything. In our world, we make a new discovery only when our perception is ready to accept it. And so we live in a tiny area of the entire huge universe, which is called the imaginary world, because we do not do anything until we get the power to do it.
In spirituality, without any strength to act, you must try to act. You will try, realize that you have no strength, and you will know exactly what strength you lack and for what purpose. From this, your prayer will be born through which you will connect with the Creator.
This is the whole purpose of the spiritual reality: The force does not precede our action, but our action is necessary in order to receive the force. “In spirituality, however, where it is still not arranged according to the end of correction, but by the order of scrutinies, the work must begin before the attainment of the strength, as it is written, ‘that fulfill His word, hearkening unto the voice of His word.'”1
From the 1st part of the Daily Kabbalah Lesson 11/1/18, Baal HaSulam. Shamati #164: “There Is a Difference between Corporeality and Spirituality”
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Answer: We do not know what democracy is. Democracy for us means that we can somehow get along with each other without the power of the fist and coercion in the most brutal form, according to certain laws. By observing them, we are more or less able to not harm each other directly—and this is what we call “democracy.”
None of us knows what freedom is. We are not free. Each of us is born with qualities that we did not choose. Each of us has received education that we did not choose. We grow up and by the age of 20 we become adults; everything in us we received from our society, from factors that are not connected to us, nor depend on us.
In essence, I am a person who came out of the “oven” ready. However, the “I” is not me. “I” is what I was given. Accordingly, I advance in life.
So, do I know what freedom is? I am not free, I am just realizing what I received earlier. Therefore, it is not a democracy, it is not freedom, and it is not free choice. After all that I have received from everyone, have received since childhood, have received from teachers, if I learn how to work with all this, how to use it to achieve freedom, then perhaps I can truly realize myself.
Therefore, it is necessary to know the laws of nature, the laws of society as they should be in reality, in an objective form, independent of us.
We reveal the laws of nature, the social laws in ants, in groups of animals, and the same laws work in human society. If we open them up, if we establish them in our society, if we implement these laws in our society, then thanks to the effective use of the laws of nature we will reach true democracy.
In other words, everyone will have their own balanced place in the world, every nation, every community, every country, and all of humanity as a whole, will have an excellent balanced place in accordance with the common nature.
Today, everyone still imagines democracy and laws in their own way. Therefore, we naturally plunge into the global crisis of human society and do not yet see how we should exist.
Today’s democracy is coming to an end, and the next regime humanity will befall humanity is Nazism. Nazism will come and replace the current regime of all progressive democratic countries, and then we will see that we really do not understand the true laws of nature.
Let us hope that we will understand them before we bring ourselves to Nazism and that we will come to a beautiful, corrected form of the existence of humanity—to altruism.
The Round Table of Independent Opinions, Berlin 9/9/06
Question from My Blog: You once said in one of the videos that we have to complete our mission, that is, to come to final correction, and that this can be done regardless of time and space. What do you need to do for this?
Answer: Exit the framework of space and time, as you correctly noted. That is, we should not limit ourselves to any time frame, any place on earth.
We just need to get closer to each other as much as possible. In other words, rise above our egoism because our nature is absolute egoism and we already agree with it, understand it, and have researched it well.
The science of Kabbalah reveals the method of rising above our egoism where we can rise above ourselves and connect with others. In connection with each other above our animal egoism, above our original nature, we create a system called Adam, from the word “Domeh”—similar to the Creator, that is, a unified upper force.
We also make ourselves a unified system. Then the upper force fills it, and we feel ourselves existing in the property of bestowal, love, eternity, and infinity.
That is our final correction—filling ourselves completely with the upper Light.
From KabTV’s “News with Michael Laitman” 9/5/18
Answer: Science is what you hypothesize and then confirm in practice. Once you have clear results, the hypothesis becomes a science.
Currently, we do not have this data. We have just come to the beginning of the experiment. If this experiment works successfully, then we will be able to say that the science of Kabbalah was proven in our time.
Kabbalah is a practical experimental science, and this is the way we work.
Question: So you aren’t saying that Kabbalah is a method of correction? Do we just make attempts at it?
Answer: Even if I did affirm this, I would be ridiculed: “Where did you get that Kabbalah is a method of correction?”
That is, I see how it works on myself and I can see some others. But how does it work on the world scale?
We are in a state when we are just starting its implementation. The fact that the world is on the decline is clear to us. The fact that the world has no method of correction is clear. The world has no power to fix itself, it has no understanding of how it works—this is clear too.
The only way I can prove experimentally that I possess the method that actually works is to demonstrate it on myself and others.
I am sure of the scientific nature of the method Kabbalah because I have experienced it firsthand and have seen it actualized on my teachers. I see how gradually it is been introduced over decades. I have been involved in it for over forty years, but I cannot show this method to anyone else.
Logically, all this is true, but until proven in practice, no one will listen to us. If you take a certain society and teach this method to it, if it masters it on itself and can demonstrate it to the rest of the world, then everything will work out.
From the Kabbalah Lesson in Russian 6/24/18